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#1 Colleer

Posted 16 January 2013 - 09:29 PM

I have a work trip coming up in a little while, and there are a few dinners etc planned .

One of the nights is a bit of a theme night where we have to dress in red and gold ( we will be in Asia. - so they are probably think oriental style theme).

However........ I am hopeless! I am not a fan of clothes shopping, I seem oblivious to what clothes on the rack would suit me IYKWIM?  

So, I need you to dress me for this theme night.  I am a size 18 , a c-cup, and if I wasn't over weight I would be a regular hourglass figure ( if that's how you describe it?) I.e. shoulders and hips same width with a waist. However, with my excess weight I do have a tummy and thighs. I have found that a Scoop neckline probably tends to suit me......I am open to wearing anything pretty much -trousers, dress etc

Have I given you enough info?........

Go forth and dress me!

#2 Colleer

Posted 16 January 2013 - 09:32 PM

Oh and I am 176cm tall. And not a fan of heels really , quite happy to wear them but not too tall / stiletto type.

#3 lovingmother

Posted 16 January 2013 - 09:44 PM

My pick for you would be a this lovely red Dress with some gold accessories like this Gold woven chain necklace
and this amazing gold enamel bangle

#4 Colleer

Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:03 PM

How awesome is that dress ?! Great choice loving mother, and not something I would have picked off a rack thinking that I would like. It has all the features I need - scoop neck, accentuating waist , and capped sleeves .................. But they don't have any left in my size ! Waaaaaaah! I was about to add it to my cart ASAP, oh well, I am off to google other dresses like that as well.

And I like your choice in jewellery as well.  That would have all been perfect ( apart from the fact that I have larger hands that tend not to fit into many of the rigid bangles.  Combine that with size 11 feet, and I am a shopping nightmare!

#5 lynneyours

Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:10 PM

I'm almost as tall as you, sound mostly the same except I've got a bigger bust sad.gif
If you sew, you can also buy fabric and make a dress.
Depending on where you go in Asia, seamstresses can be excellent, and cheap.  I have a couple of very good ones, scattered through places, if you specify where you're off to.

Jackets: for cooler nights, can be worn over black camisole and skirt/pants to dress it up a little.
Kimono-ish jacket
boxy jacket
black and gold shrug to be worn with red dress

Dresses:
to hide a thousand sins
I have this in 3 colours, very flattering on
red bandage style if you're confident/have good support undies
nice for evening events
red dress

Tops:
looks loose and floaty for hot days
loose red top - looks comfy
red and black

OK - if you like the skater dress, I'm off to find more exciting things

Edited by lynnemine, 16 January 2013 - 10:14 PM.


#6 EBeditor

Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:12 PM

I love this brand:
http://www.birdsnest.com.au/brands/maiocch...n=shopstyle#Red

#7 Sharlie2878

Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:24 PM

asos.com have a range called curve which usually has a heap of those skater style dresses, only thing I would suggest is check the length in the description, sometimes they are REALLY short!


The site also lets you search by size and colour which might be handy.

#8 lynneyours

Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:31 PM

red and gold dress
Not really my style, but does meet the red/gold thing pretty well.

ETA - this red one - a plus size friend looks amazing in dresses like this as she likes to show off her waist and bust.

ETA - City Chic skater dress on ebay

Edited by lynnemine, 16 January 2013 - 10:42 PM.


#9 Colleer

Posted 17 January 2013 - 01:51 PM

Thanks for your help everyone. I am so glad I am starting my search now, and not at the last minute!

I am still searching and am about to sit down and go through Birdsnest with a fine tooth comb. There is some gorgeous stuff on there. I think I am going to e open minded as to all the different combo's and possibilities out there, so keep 'em coming!

#10 Colleer

Posted 17 January 2013 - 01:59 PM

Oh and I am off to Hong Kong, for the pp that asked. I arrive late afternoon, and the red and gold night is that evening, so I wont have a chance to get anything there for the night.

#11 lovingmother

Posted 17 January 2013 - 04:27 PM

Have you got that store near you? I know I do.

well It's ok I've found a few more this Dress and I would team it with necklace and you said that you had larger hands so this http://www.diva.net.au/shop/wristwear/gold-metal-cuff.html will be great.



#12 MrsLightyear

Posted 17 January 2013 - 04:42 PM

QUOTE (Tyrantasaurus @ 16/01/2013, 11:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
How awesome is that dress ?! Great choice loving mother, and not something I would have picked off a rack thinking that I would like. It has all the features I need - scoop neck, accentuating waist , and capped sleeves .................. But they don't have any left in my size ! Waaaaaaah! I was about to add it to my cart ASAP, oh well, I am off to google other dresses like that as well.

And I like your choice in jewellery as well.  That would have all been perfect ( apart from the fact that I have larger hands that tend not to fit into many of the rigid bangles.  Combine that with size 11 feet, and I am a shopping nightmare!


If you really like that dress City Chic are awesome at finding stuff in the right size, if you ring a local store and ask they will ring around and have one sent over from another store.

#13 Colleer

Posted 17 January 2013 - 07:59 PM

Red dress

How about this?  Do you like it?  As soon as I saw it I thought yes!  I have added it to my basket but now the conundrum is this - not only do I have the "Red and Gold"dinner, but I will also have a Gala Dinner to go to which has a dress code of Formal.

My problem (first world problem I know!) is do I get this dress for the "Red and Gold"night or do I leave it for the Gala night? The Red and Gold night wouldn't be this formal, so I am erring on leaving it for the Gala night......

Decisions decisions!




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